Welcome to Berkeley Schools Volunteers! We are a community of learners committed to ensuring all students receive the benefits of an excellent public education. Our almost 1000 volunteers bring needed support, expertise, & resources to the students, staff, & schools of Berkeley Unified – every day of every year.
Classroom Volunteers are matched with BUSD Host Teachers who request volunteers based on grade-level, subject area, and need. Volunteers provide individual attention to students, support with classroom management, and serve as role models to students at all age levels. Classroom Volunteers commit to at least an hour a week for the entire school year.
BSV School Support Volunteers support youth, families, and staff outside of the classroom. They are a responsive group that is activated based on direct needs identified by our school community.
School Support Volunteers can sign up for an ongoing commitment or a one-time event.
In partnership with the UC Berkeley Public Service Center, BSV connects “college aged” mentors to BUSD middle schoolers for twice a week check-ins. Check-ins focus on building rapport, helping students organize time and assignments, centering mental health and wellness, and celebrating student progress.
Our one stop shop for all things BSV! Check out our BSV Portal if you are a current volunteer who wants to view our training schedule, a prospective volunteer who wants to see our screening requirements, or a teacher who wants to request a Classroom Volunteer.